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The Power of Gastronomy to Transform Social Realities

Chefs Sumito Estévez, Michelangelo Cestari, and Brian MacNair are taking an innovative approach to addressing the economic and social development issues in Latin America. Speaking at the Annual Development Bank of Latin America […]

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Improving Livelihoods in the Western Highlands

This story is part of our series on Counterpart’s Food for Progress program in Guatemala.

Over the course of my week in Guatemala, I met with more than 10 partners in eight different […]

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Democracy: Voices of the People Are at the Heart of Everything

Today, the United Nations and people around the world are celebrating the International Day of Democracy. Belma Ejupovic, Counterpart’s Vice President of Programs, has spent years working for open, fair, and inclusive democratic processes. […]

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Fishing for a Better Life

This story is part of our series on Counterpart’s Food for Progress program in Guatemala.

“I met my wife at Church.” Fausto tells me, a dreamy smile on his face. “The first time […]

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